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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Jan 24, 2012 3:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: TDIH - Avalon Ballroom

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1969-01-24.sbd.fix.miller.110304.flac16

Give the New Potato Caboose a listen. Some fine jamming, particularly by Phil.

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Poster: clementinescaboose Date: Jan 25, 2012 12:09am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH - Avalon Ballroom

This is a fine, fine show, yet another '69 show I've underrated in the past. The TIFTOO>New Potato is very strong, with rather jazzy and melodic ensemble work. Phil and Jerry's solos are excellent, though this NPC is on the sloppy side with the band stumbling at times. Weir in particular kind of craps out towards the end of Phil's classical-style solo, really fumbling with the chord changes. Still, a great NPC imo and one of my favorite versions of the latter arrangement of the song.

My personal favorite part of this show is the Dark Star. Though probably not on most lists of stand-out versions, I think this one shines. It has some very beautiful, mellow playing and some interesting experiments by Garcia with guitar double stops, which morphs into a blazing peak before the second verses. Someone in the review section also mentions that this version is unusual for the second verse false start, which I find interesting, too.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jan 25, 2012 4:12am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH - Avalon Ballroom

And what great jamming at the end of Doin That Rag. Fantastic interplay between melodic Jerry and a very assertive Phil; it has almost a classical feel (as earlier) ... a really neat bit there.

Thanks for pointing the show out, Deniro, and for that observant description, CC. You should really post that as a review. The one you have up is too short :-)

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Poster: clementinescaboose Date: Jan 25, 2012 11:20am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH - Avalon Ballroom

I think I just might...that review is too haphazard. i have a bad habit of making up my mind about a show prematurely, so I need to go back and revise a lot. I think wisconsindead nailed it when he said you need to listen to something at least 3 times before you can really evaluate its quality.